The Baroque palaces and history of Bratislava

The Baroque palaces and history of Bratislava

Small but perfectly formed, Bratislava is without doubt the most easygoing of central and Eastern Europe’s capital cities, a congenial mix of old streets and a young, energetic heart, blessedly free of the crowds that can beset other cities nearby. The old town is where the action is – pedestrianised streets thrum with students and shoppers, and many feature baroque palaces. Take a wander up Michalská or Ventúrska, for example, and you walk past some of the country’s greatest architecture and richest history – the former Hungarian Parliament, Mozartov Dom (where the young Amadeus performed), and splendid university buildings.

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